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The San Francisco 49ers announced on Tuesday that they have claimed FB Brit Miller off waivers from the Carolina Panthers.
Miller (6-0, 243) was originally signed as a rookie free agent earlier this year by Carolina out of the University of Illinois. As a senior, he lined up at middle linebacker and earned second-team All-Big Ten Conference honors after ranking third nationally with 132 tackles in addition to posting six sacks, three fumble recoveries and eight passes defensed. Miller played in 13 games (12 starts) as a junior, totaling 62 tackles, one sack and five passes defensed. In 2006, he appeared in 12 games (10 starts) and recorded 43 tackles, two interceptions and one forced fumble. Miller started the final four games of the season at linebacker as a freshman, registering 46 tackles, one sack and one pass defensed. Miller is a native of Decatur, Illinois.